Monday, October 5, 2015

Let's Decorate for Halloween!

My Minds Eye nailed it this year when it came to designing a killer Halloween collection.   There were so many ideas I couldn't wait to try when my I Want It All Bundle arrived from  

Frameables art is part of this collection and makes it really simple to make into decor.  I took the "It's the Wind and Nothing More" piece and framed it with a black 8"x10" glitter frame that I had picked up on clearance at Michaels over the summer.  I knew I would need that frame for something!  Paired with this twisted black wreath looks spooky on the wall together.  

Next up on the decor list is candles.  I have a ton of these vanilla colored LED candles.  They are great for because they go with everything and easy to alter for any occasion.  

For this candle, I chose the Black Tie Bones Elixir sticker from the Something Wicked Sticker Labels.  I matted the sticker with dark red card stock and fussy cut it out.

For anther candle, I cut a strip of "Going Batty" paper approximately 3 inches wide and the length to wrap around the candle.  I added a black glittered ribbon tied around the paper strip.  

Here's another fun one!  The skeleton I had in my decor stash.  I think I got him a couple years ago from Target.  He needed a fresh face!  I just love the Top Hat and spectables look, who doesn't like a good mustache?  This guy is stylin' now.  I fussy cut this classy skull face from the "Bootacular" paper.  

 Here's how the whole look came together.  

How will you decorate this Halloween?  Visit for some great product to get started with.  Something Wicked perhaps?

Until next time,

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Zombie Invasion and My Minds Eye Something Wicked

Finally, it's October!  And with October brings Halloween, and what does Halloween bring?  Ghosts, goblins and ZOMBIES!  My latest layout for the FotoBella Design Team is made with My Mind's Eye Something Wicked I Want It All Bundle from  Last Halloween I dressed as a zombie for the costume theme at work and actually won for scariest costume!  See the costume in my "Something Wicked Layout" blog post

There are a ton of great papers in this collection.  I love this plaid pattern and it has a fun black glitter stripe that runs through it.  

The mixed bag of embellishments have some great choices for embellishing.  The pointing finger is one I was trying to use on every layout I made, ha!  Finally made one that it worked with.  

And this flair with this happening skeleton in cool shades?  So cool and creepy at the same time!

Hope you found some spooky inspiration and visit for your very own Something Wicked My Mind's Eye bundle.  

Have a spooky day!

Monday, September 28, 2015

EEK It's Something Wicked!

It's spectacularly spooky at our house now!  My Mind's Eye Something Wicked has a little bit to do with that!!  It's such an awesome Halloween collection and has the I Want It All Bundle just waiting for you!  

One of my obsessions this year has been the DIY marquee lights from Heidi Swapp.  I couldn't not wait to make a set to go with my Halloween decor, complete with orange and purple lights!  These letters are a piece of cake to do and fully customizable.  

It comes with the letter template so you simply trace cut and paste the letter shape into the marquee, add the lights, and decorate the outside edge if you please. 

The outside of these letters I covered with black glitter tape.  It really makes the letters pop!  EEK!  

Get ready for Halloween with Something Wicked!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Spooky Halloween Tree

I LOVE Halloween!  Given the chance to work with My Minds Eye Something Wicked Bundle from meant decorating in September, Eeeeek!  So fun!  I've been dying to decorate since spooky items started showing up on the Michaels shelves this summer.  I couldn't resist buying a twisted, spooky tree from Michaels.  To decorate it, I used the Mixed Bag from My Minds Eye Something Wicked.  Using my tag punch, I made tags with various printed papers and layered them with embellishments.  

I love the black glittered pieces.  They look so cool!  

This cat I added the mustache to is my favorite tag.

There are plenty of spooky elements that I left the way they were like and just punched them into tags.  

I inked the tags with black ink and hung them all over the tree.  

I think it looks pretty spooky, how about you?  

Have a Spooky day!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Aloha End of Summer Luau

Anyone get new neighbors over the summer?  Seems to be when new families move into the neighborhood.  We have a couple new neighbors and threw a neighborhood luau to welcome everyone.  My next door neighbor and I co-hosted and it was a ton of fun!  The full blog story is featured at for Paper Plane Lane Boutique.  I share the menu, party decor ideas and fun dessert displays.

Here's a sneak peak:

The cupcakes decor project features Heidi Swapp's Minc machine and Cupcake kit.  


Sunday, September 6, 2015

Spooky Zombie Layout with My Minds Eye

Hello there,  I'm getting in to the Halloween spirit and made a layout with My Mind's Eye Something Wicked I Want It All Bundle from  

My Minds Eye nailed it this year with this collection.  I mean the skulls with sunglasses and top hats, I can't stand it!  Something Wicked is spooky and quirky and so much fun to work with.  Want to make your own Spooky layout?  Head to over to FotoBella's blog for the full layout tutorial.   

Have great day!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Paper Plane Lane Boutique

Wow, can you believe summer has come and gone already?  My kiddos started school this past week, and although we filled our summer days with fun vacations and activities, it didn't seem to be long enough.  Is it ever?  Amongst all the summer sun and fun, I was offered a great opportunity by Paper Plane Lane Boutique to become one of their blog contributors.  

Paper Plane Lane is a children's boutique owned by two fabulous moms!  I was beyond excited to become part of their team.  I've been a huge supporter of shopping small and Instagram shops and that's how I found this fabulous shop.  And now I also get to blog for them about my favorite subject, DIY!  It's a great opportunity for me to share my projects, some that don't always involve scrapbooking, which has been my primary focus on this blog.  

Here are some of my fun projects that have been featured on their blog

Most of the projects feature full tutorials or "how to" advice.  Hope you'll stop by and check some of them out and stay tuned for more fun projects in the future.  And if you're looking for cute clothes and accessories, Paper Plane Lane Boutique is a great shop!  

Have a fabulous day!